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How to Install Activex Webrec Cab Control




If you want to see your security cameras from remote locations, you might need to install a program called Activex Webrec Cab Control. This program is an ActiveX control that allows you to view live video streams from your DVR system through Internet Explorer. In this article, we will show you what Activex Webrec Cab Control is, how to download and install it, how to use it, and what alternatives you have.




Install Activex Webrec Cab Control



What is Activex Webrec Cab Control?




Activex Webrec Cab Control is a small app that enables websites to provide content such as videos and games. It also lets you interact with content like toolbars and stock tickers when you browse the web. However, these apps can sometimes malfunction, or give you content that you don't want. In some cases, these apps might be used to collect info from your PC, damage info on your PC, install software on your PC without your agreement, or let someone else control your PC remotely.


Definition and function of Activex Webrec Cab Control




Activex Webrec Cab Control is a specific ActiveX control that is designed for viewing security cameras from remote locations. It is embedded in the firmware of some DVR systems, such as Intellicam JS-RTA-D1. It acts as an interface between the web browser and the DVR system, allowing you to access live video streams from your cameras. You can also control some settings of your cameras, such as zoom, pan, tilt, and playback.


Benefits of using Activex Webrec Cab Control




Using Activex Webrec Cab Control has some benefits, such as:



  • You can view your security cameras from anywhere with an internet connection.



  • You can monitor multiple cameras at once on a single screen.



  • You can save bandwidth by adjusting the video quality and frame rate.



  • You can record and save video clips on your PC.



  • You can use Internet Explorer as your web browser without installing additional plugins or software.



Common issues with Activex Webrec Cab Control




However, using Activex Webrec Cab Control also has some drawbacks, such as:



  • You need to have Internet Explorer as your web browser, as other browsers do not support ActiveX controls.



  • You need to have Windows as your operating system, as other systems do not support ActiveX controls.



  • You need to have administrator privileges on your PC, as ActiveX controls require permission to install and run.



  • You need to adjust your security settings in Internet Explorer, as ActiveX controls are blocked by default for security reasons.



  • You need to update your ActiveX controls regularly, as outdated ActiveX controls can have security flaws or compatibility issues.



How to download Activex Webrec Cab Control




Before you can install Activex Webrec Cab Control, you need to download it first. There are two ways to download Activex Webrec Cab Control: from Internet Explorer or manually.


Requirements and compatibility of Activex Webrec Cab Control




Before you download Activex Webrec Cab Control, you need to make sure that your PC meets the following requirements and compatibility:



Requirement


Description


Operating system


Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10


Web browser


Internet Explorer 6 or higher


DVR system


A DVR system that supports Activex Webrec Cab Control, such as Intellicam JS-RTA-D1


Internet connection


A stable and fast internet connection to access the DVR system and view the video streams


Administrator privileges


A user account with administrator privileges on your PC to install and run ActiveX controls


Steps to download Activex Webrec Cab Control from Internet Explorer




The easiest way to download Activex Webrec Cab Control is from Internet Explorer. Here are the steps to do so:



  • Open Internet Explorer and enter the IP address or domain name of your DVR system in the address bar. For example, http://192.168.1.100 or http://mydvr.com.



  • If you see a security warning that says "This website wants to run the following add-on: 'Activex Webrec Cab Control' from 'Unknown Publisher'. If you trust the website and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here...", click on the warning and select "Run ActiveX Control". If you don't see this warning, skip to step 4.



  • If you see a User Account Control dialog box that says "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?", click "Yes".



  • If you see a message that says "The ActiveX control has been installed successfully", click "OK". If you see an error message that says "The ActiveX control failed to install", try downloading it manually (see below).



  • Refresh the web page and you should be able to see the video streams from your cameras.



Steps to download Activex Webrec Cab Control manually




If you cannot download Activex Webrec Cab Control from Internet Explorer, you can try downloading it manually. Here are the steps to do so:



  • Go to this website and download the file named "WebRec.cab". Save it in a folder on your PC.



  • Extract the contents of the file using a program like WinZip or WinRAR. You should see two files: "WebRec.inf" and "WebRec.ocx".



  • Copy the file "WebRec.ocx" and paste it in the folder "C:\Windows\System32". If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, paste it in the folder "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" instead.



  • Click on the Start button and type "cmd" in the search box. Right-click on the program named "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator". If you see a User Account Control dialog box that says "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?", click "Yes".



  • In the command prompt window, type "regsvr32 webrec.ocx" and press Enter. You should see a message that says "DllRegisterServer in webrec.ocx succeeded". If you see an error message, try running the command again.



  • Close the command prompt window and open Internet Explorer. Enter the IP address or domain name of your DVR system in the address bar. You should be able to see the video streams from your cameras.



How to install Activex Webrec Cab Control




After you download Activex Webrec Cab Control, you need to install it on your PC. There are two ways to install Activex Webrec Cab Control: automatically or manually.


Steps to install Activex Webrec Cab Control automatically




The easiest way to install Activex Webrec Cab Control is automatically. Here are the steps to do so:



  • Open Internet Explorer and enter the IP address or domain name of your DVR system in the address bar. For example, http://192.168.1.100 or http://mydvr.com.



  • If you see a security warning that says "This website wants to run the following add-on: 'Activex Webrec Cab Control' from 'Unknown Publisher'. If you trust the website and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here...", click on the warning and select "Install ActiveX Control". If you don't see this warning, skip to step 4.



  • If you see a User Account Control dialog box that says "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?", click "Yes".



  • If you see a message that says "The ActiveX control has been installed successfully", click "OK". If you see an error message that says "The ActiveX control failed to install", try installing it manually (see below).



  • Refresh the web page and you should be able to see the video streams from your cameras.



Steps to install Activex Webrec Cab Control manually




If you cannot install Activex Webrec Cab Control automatically, you can try installing it manually. Here are the steps to do so:



  • Go to this website and download the file named "WebRec.cab". Save it in a folder on your PC.



  • Extract the contents of the file using a program like WinZip or WinRAR. You should see two files: "WebRec.inf" and "WebRec.ocx".



  • Copy the file "WebRec.ocx" and paste it in the folder "C:\Windows\System32". If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, paste it in the folder "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" instead.



  • Click on the Start button and type "cmd" in the search box. Right-click on the program named "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator". If you see a User Account Control dialog box that says "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?", click "Yes".



  • In the command prompt window, type "regsvr32 webrec.ocx" and press Enter. You should see a message that says "DllRegisterServer in webrec.ocx succeeded". If you see an error message, try running the command again.



  • Close the command prompt window and open Internet Explorer. Enter the IP address or domain name of your DVR system in the address bar. You should be able to see the video streams from your cameras.



Steps to adjust ActiveX settings in Internet Explorer




To make sure that Activex Webrec Cab Control works properly, you need to adjust some settings in Internet Explorer. Here are the steps to do so:



  • Open Internet Explorer and click on the Tools button (or press Alt+X) and select Internet Options.



  • Click on the Security tab and select Custom level.



  • Scroll down to find the section labeled ActiveX controls and plug-ins. Make sure that the following options are enabled:



  • Download signed ActiveX controls



  • Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins



  • Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting



  • Click OK and then OK again to save the changes.



  • Restart Internet Explorer and enter the IP address or domain name of your DVR system in the address bar. You should be able to see the video streams from your cameras.



How to use Activex Webrec Cab Control




After you install Activex Webrec Cab Control, you can use it to view your security cameras from remote locations. Here are some tips on how to use Activex Webrec Cab Control:


Steps to access security cameras from remote locations




To access your security cameras from remote locations, you need to know the IP address or domain name of your DVR system, as well as the username and password for logging in. Here are the steps to do so:



  • Open Internet Explorer and enter the IP address or domain name of your DVR system in the address bar. For example, http://192.168.1.100 or http://mydvr.com.



  • If prompted, enter your username and password for logging in. The default username is usually admin and the default password is usually 123456 or blank. If you have changed these settings, enter your own username and password.



  • You should see a web page with a menu on the left side and a video screen on the right side. The menu allows you to select different functions, such as live view, playback, backup, configuration, etc. The video screen shows you the live video streams from your cameras.



  • To view a specific camera, click on the camera number or name on the menu. You can also drag and drop the camera icon to the video screen. You can view up to 16 cameras at once on the same screen.



  • To control a specific camera, right-click on the camera image and select the option you want, such as zoom, pan, tilt, preset, etc. You can also use the buttons on the bottom of the video screen to control the camera.



  • To record a video clip from a specific camera, right-click on the camera image and select Record. A red dot will appear on the top left corner of the camera image, indicating that the recording is in progress. To stop the recording, right-click on the camera image and select Stop Record. The recorded video clip will be saved in your PC in the folder "C:\WebRec".



Tips and tricks to optimize the performance of Activex Webrec Cab Control




To optimize the performance of Activex Webrec Cab Control, you can try some of these tips and tricks:



  • Adjust the video quality and frame rate according to your internet speed and bandwidth. The higher the quality and frame rate, the more data will be transmitted and consumed. To adjust these settings, click on the Configuration button on the menu and select Video Parameters. You can choose from different levels of quality and frame rate, or customize your own settings.



  • Close other programs or tabs that are using your internet connection or resources. This will reduce the interference and lagging of Activex Webrec Cab Control.



  • Update your ActiveX controls regularly to fix any bugs or security issues. To update your ActiveX controls, click on the Tools button (or press Alt+X) and select Manage add-ons. Click on the option Show: Downloaded controls and find Activex Webrec Cab Control in the list. Right-click on it and select Update ActiveX.



  • Clear your browser cache and cookies regularly to free up some space and improve your browser performance. To clear your browser cache and cookies, click on the Tools button (or press Alt+X) and select Internet Options. Click on the General tab and find the section Browsing history. Click on Delete and check the boxes for Temporary Internet files and Cookies. Click Delete again and then OK.



Alternatives to Activex Webrec Cab Control




If you don't want to use Activex Webrec Cab Control, or if it doesn't work for you, you can try some alternatives to view your security cameras from remote locations. Here are some of them:



  • Use a different web browser that supports other plugins or software for viewing security cameras, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. However, you might need to install additional plugins or software for each browser, such as VLC media player, QuickTime player, Adobe Flash player, etc.



  • Use a different device that supports other apps or software for viewing security cameras, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. However, you might need to install additional apps or software for each device, such as iVMS-4500, gDMSS Lite, XMEye, etc.



  • Use a cloud-based service that allows you to view your security cameras from remote locations without installing any plugins or software on your PC or device, such as Camcloud, Angelcam, Ivideon, etc. However, you might need to pay a monthly or annual fee for using these services.



Conclusion




In conclusion, Activex Webrec Cab Control is a program that allows you to view your security cameras from remote locations using Internet Explorer. It is easy to download and install if you follow the steps above. However, it also has some drawbacks and limitations that you need to be aware of. If you prefer other options, you can try some alternatives that we have suggested.


We hope that this article has helped you understand how to install Activex Webrec Cab Control and how to use it effectively. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about Activex Webrec Cab Control:


What is ActiveX?




ActiveX is a technology that allows websites to provide content such as videos and games. It also lets you interact with content like toolbars and stock tickers when you browse the web.


What is WebRec.cab?




WebRec.cab is a file that contains Activex Webrec Cab Control. It is a compressed file that can be extracted using a program like WinZip or WinRAR.


Why is Activex Webrec Cab Control blocked by Internet Explorer?




Activex Webrec Cab Control is blocked by Internet Explorer for security reasons. ActiveX controls can sometimes be used to collect info from your PC, damage info on your PC, install software on your PC without your agreement, or let someone else control your PC remotely. To unblock Activex Webrec Cab Control, you need to adjust your security settings in Internet Explorer (see above).


How can I update Activex Webrec Cab Control?




To update Activex Webrec Cab Control, you need to download and install the latest version of the file WebRec.cab from this website. You can also update your ActiveX controls from Internet Explorer by clicking on the Tools button (or press Alt+X) and selecting Manage add-ons. Click on the option Show: Downloaded controls and find Activex Webrec Cab Control in the list. Right-click on it and select Update ActiveX.


How can I uninstall Activex Webrec Cab Control?




To uninstall Activex Webrec Cab Control, you need to delete the file WebRec.ocx from your PC and unregister it from the system. Here are the steps to do so:



  • Click on the Start button and type "cmd" in the search box. Right-click on the program named "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator". If you see a User Account Control dialog box that says "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?", click "Yes".



  • In the command prompt window, type "regsvr32 /u webrec.ocx" and press Enter. You should see a message that says "DllUnregisterServer in webrec.ocx succeeded". If you see an error message, try running the command again.



  • Close the command prompt window and go to the folder where you saved the file WebRec.cab. Extract the contents of the file using a program like WinZip or WinRAR. You should see two files: "WebRec.inf" and "WebRec.ocx".



  • Delete the file "WebRec.ocx" from your PC. If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, delete it from the folder "C:\Windows\System32". If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, delete it from the folder "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" instead.



  • Restart your PC and open Internet Explorer. Enter the IP address or domain name of your DVR system in the address bar. You should not be able to see the video streams from your cameras anymore.



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